University of the Southwest (USW)

Hobbs, NM

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University of the Southwest

University of the Southwest

University of the Southwest Student Essentials

University of the Southwest Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Small Town Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Mustang
Website: www.usw.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Open Admissions
In-State Tuition: $14,280
Out-of-State Tuition: $14,280
Retention Rate: 65%
Enrollment: 832
Year Established: 1962

About USW

University of the Southwest (USW) is an ideal destination for college-bound Christian students of all denominations who reside or are interested in living in the Southwest. At USW, comprehensive undergraduate academics are complemented by opportunities for spiritual growth and practice.

Located in the town of Hobbs in the enchanting state of New Mexico, USW is, at its core, committed to the teachings of the Bible.

To this end, students have the chance to get involved in campus ministry activities, attend chapel services and join faith-based organizations.

Students are also given mentoring by a faculty advisor, who assists them in integrating their faith into other areas of their life.

Academics are offered through distinctive divisions, which include Arts and Sciences, Business and Education.

Students may also get involved in other areas of college life by participating in arts, cultural, service and other types of clubs.

Admissions requirements include transcripts and SAT or ACT scores for applicants under the age of 24. The minimum required SAT score is 910, the minimum ACT should be 19 and the grade point average for admitted students must be at least 2.0.

USW offers numerous academic scholarships to those who qualify as well as access to private scholarship listings. Students may also apply for school scholarships or other types of grants. Loans may also be available through federal financial aid.

USW Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 3 of 5 Stars 2 Reviews

50% of students gave University of the Southwest 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2012

Overall Rating

I was looking for a college where I could take on-line classes to obtain my gifted endorsement. University of the Southwest offered what I was looking for. I am currently enrolled for the spring semester and should complete the required four classes by the end of May 2012. The professor is wonderful and willing to work with the students. I have been 100% satisfied and would highly recommend it to my friends. The campus is located less than 100 miles from where I live so if I would have to drive there for any reason, I would be able to do so. The counselors have been very friendly and helpful.


Former Student - Last Attended 2010

Overall Rating

Going to this school was the worst decision of my life and a horrible experience. There is a reason their graduation rates are atrocious. When I was there, I could not find almost anyone who wasn't looking to get out as soon as possible. Their financial aid and business offices are dishonest, their credits are not accepted almost anywhere else (I guess they can hide their true colors from websites and such, but other schools are onto them and know they do not educate their students), and the location is a terrible place to be a young person.


USW Map & Location

University of the Southwest
6610 North Lovington Hwy
Hobbs, NM 88240


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Getting Around USW

Walkability

Fair walkability. You could have a car for this area, but walking is possible.

3/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Hobbs, NM

Winter
Dec
57
30
Jan
57
30
Feb
62
33
Spring
Mar
70
39
Apr
79
47
May
88
56
Summer
Jun
94
64
Jul
95
67
Aug
93
66
Fall
Sep
86
60
Oct
78
49
Nov
66
38

USW Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 362
Freshman Class 112
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 832

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 44%
  • African American: 14%
  • Caucasian: 25%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 15%
Latino 44%
African American 14%
Caucasian 25%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Unknown and Other 15%

Undergraduate 44%
Graduate 56%
Full-Time 0%
Part-Time 100%
International 0%
Domestic 100%

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